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Old 03-13-2011, 11:34 PM   #1
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Hi,

We just ordered our 2011 Roo 17 on Friday and we should get it in time for May long weekend. After a couple "around the neighborhood" camping trips, Disneyworld here we come with 3 kids all the way from Quebec!!! The DVD players are bound to get a workout on that trip.

This is a return to RVing for me after an 8 year hiatus and a pretty new experience for the rest of the family other borrowing a my Dad's tent trailer last summer to go Sandbanks which convinced us that a small tent trailer will not work my young family.

Can't wait to get my (I mean my family's) new toy!

Will post pics once we get it.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:02 AM   #2
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Welcome to the "Roo Kroo!"

just a caution, i think your Sienna's max tow capacity is 3500lbs. the Roo 17 has a GVWR of 3841lbs., well over your max capacity. even it's fictional "dry" weight is 2872lbs., which doesn't count the weight of "options" such as: oven, awning, a/c, spare tire, grill, battery and so on.
from the factory, my Roo weighed 400lbs. over its "dry" weight and i had the regular "options".

you'll have to be very careful how you load the trailer and make sure you have a good WDH with sway control.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:30 AM   #3
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Thanks Bikendan,

Thanks for the tip, very much aware of the fictional dry weight and how much I can carry. There was a 17 at my dealer without the oven that has a real weight posted of just over 3100lbs. I will be purchasing a Reese SC Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW, a Prodigy P2 brake controller and the Air Lift 1000. If need be there is a re-inforcement that I will make to my Curt Class 3 hitch to prevent flexing.

On the SiennaChat.com forum there is a big discussion on how the 3500lb tow rating is fictionnal as well, as a few folks tow big trailers including a Roo233 and 24 ft Jay Feather Sport without issues, but I intend on respecting the limit as I would like to not sweat when climbing the mountain passes.

Happy Camping!
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:16 PM   #4
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to the forum & Congratulations on the new camper!!!

Many happy miles to you and your family!
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